Elevation: 7,931 ft
GPS: 32.408, -110.697 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Kuhn on May 11, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Fire Closure Details

Description

Looking for a an escape from summertime heat where you can sport climb on moderate routes? Ridgeline is it. With a short approach, bolted routes from 5.5 to 5.10, solid rock, quality fixed gear, and a shady base (though south-facing rock), this is a wonderful spot to enjoy a day of fun, safe climbing. It's been 95 degrees in Tucson while I've felt a chill wearing a T-shirt and shorts at Ridgeline. A 50m rope and 10 draws should be all you need here.

Getting There

Take Catalina Highway past San Pedro Vista to about milepost 18.5, with a steep slope of white rock bordering the right side of the road. There is a parking pullout that can accomodate several cars. The trailhead is at the upper end of the pullout.

Hike the trail uphill in and next to a small gully until you reach a saddle where the trail hits a T-junction on the Incinerator Ridge Trail. The T-junction is currently marked by a semi-demolished firepit. Go left and continue slightly uphill for approximately 5 minutes. Turn right at a faint climber trail which is frequently marked by a cairn - you should have seen the wall just before the turn-off. A brief descent deposits you at the base of the crag. Allow ~10-15 minutes for the approach. On the return, take care not to miss the T-junction at the saddle or you'll end up at Boneyard and have to spend more of your pleasant afternoon climbing those routes.

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